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Come to The Flip Side: Flipped Classroom Ideas and ResourcesContains 2 Component(s), Includes Certificate Includes a Live Web Event on 06/10/2021 at 7:30 PM (EDT)
The flipped classroom is a blended learning model in which traditional ideas about classroom activities and homework are reversed or “flipped.” This model can be very successful as students explore new ideas and material on their own, and then use class time to apply concepts in greater depth through activities with the instructor.
The flipped classroom is a blended learning model in which traditional ideas about classroom activities and homework are reversed or “flipped.” This model can be very successful as students explore new ideas and material on their own, and then use class time to apply concepts in greater depth through activities with the instructor. Join us for this webinar where we will explore ideas and resources for the flipped classroom!
Length: 60 minutes
Associate Professor, Edinboro University
Camille Dempsey, D.Ed. is an Associate Professor at Edinboro University teaching pre-service teachers. In addition to teaching educational technology at the university level, she has also taught at the pre-k to twelfth-grade level for over twenty-five years. Her educational background includes an Ed.D. in Instructional Technology from Duquesne University, an M.A. in Art and Art Education from Teachers College, Columbia University, and a BFA from the University of Pennsylvania in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Academy of The Fine Arts. Camille presents and consults widely and most recently received the Pennsylvania Association for Educational Communications and Technology Association’s “Educational Technology Impact Award,” for her article, The spirit of the times: Virtuality culture and technology-mediated human presence. Recent projects include serving as faculty in the International Society for Technology in Education and General Motors’ Artificial Intelligence in Education’s program, as well as assisting teachers during the COVID-19 pandemic with online teaching and learning ideas and strategies.
Active EmpathyContains 2 Component(s), Includes Certificate Includes a Live Web Event on 04/13/2021 at 7:30 PM (EDT)
Transform your classroom using theatre improvisation, performance and storytelling to promote mutual understanding, empathy and respect.
Learn about Social and Emotional skills in the theatre classroom through the lens of empathy. Transform your classroom using theatre improvisation, performance and storytelling to promote mutual understanding, empathy and respect.
Length: 60 minutes
Laura Gallagher Byrne
Artistic Director, Director of Theatre and Education; The Nantucket Dreamland Foundation
Laura Gallagher Byrne is the Artistic Director of Dreamland Stage Company and Director of Theatre and Education with the Nantucket Dreamland Foundation. Byrne is a graduate of Shenandoah University and Conservatory of Music with a degree in Musical Theater, holds a masters degree in Theatre Education from Emerson College, and is completing the MFA in Applied Theatre in April, 2021. Further training includes Meisner Technique at The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts, and Shakespeare with Shakespeare and Company in Lenox, MA. In 2017, Byrne founded The Dreamland Stage Company (DSC), serving as its Artistic Director. As an arts educator, Byrne created the theatre arts curriculum for Nantucket Public Schools. Byrne recently served on the panel to rewrite The Massachusetts Frameworks for Theatre Arts, and is a recipient of The 2011 Advocacy for Children Award. Byrne is a proud member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, the American Alliance for Theatre in Education, the National Association of Teachers of Singing, and TYA USA.
Headspace TheatreContains 2 Component(s), Includes Certificate Recorded On: 03/18/2021
It flies in the face of theatrical trends in terms of physical movement. It restricts the actor to a head in a box. It requires the playwright to start with the setting then find the characters and conflict, and it may be the perfect theatre project for our times! Join playwright and director Michael Bigelow Dixon to explore the innovative Headspace Theatre format.
It flies in the face of theatrical trends in terms of physical movement. It restricts the actor to a head in a box. It requires the playwright to start with the setting then find the characters and conflict, and it may be the perfect theatre project for our times!
Join playwright and director Michael Bigelow Dixon to explore the innovative Headspace Theatre format. Website: https://www.headspacetheatre.com/
- learn the history and philosophy of Headspace Theatre
- explore examples of Headspace productions
- identify ideas for using Headspace theatre in your classroom - virtual or otherwise
Michael Bigelow Dixon
Michael Bigelow Dixon is a playwright, director and dramaturg who has worked at regional theatres across the nation. He is a former resident director at the Playwright’s Center in Minneapolis, Literary Director at the Guthrie Theatre, and former literary manager and associate artistic director at the Actor’s Theatre of Louisville.
Director's Cut (Curating. Unbiased. Theatre.)Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Certificate Recorded On: 02/25/2021
Theatre arts educators and directors play a pivotal role in establishing an inclusive artistic environment that embraces diversity and is demonstrative of truth in storytelling. This webinar is designed to support participants in evaluating the discriminatory practices and exclusionary behaviors that divide our American stages. The hope is that through guided discussion and assessment, the participants will identify best practices that curate anti-racist theatre that is created for, is a reflection of and is inclusive to all cultures and communities.
As theatre arts educators and directors, we play a pivotal role in establishing an inclusive artistic environment that embraces diversity and is demonstrative of truth in storytelling. This webinar is designed to support participants in evaluating the discriminatory practices and exclusionary behaviors that divide our American stages. The hope is that through guided discussion and assessment, the participants will identify best practices that curate anti-racist theatre that is created for, is a reflection of and is inclusive to all cultures and communities.
Director of Education at Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Company
Nikki Toombs is a notable American playwright, director, actress, and producer who hails from the “Magic City” of Birmingham, Alabama. She has authored eight plays, has directed 40+ productions, and is a nationally commissioned presenter and curriculum specialist.
Throughout her impressive career, this virtuoso has held many titles from playwright, to actress, to commissioner and more. Currently, Toombs proudly serves as the Director of Education at Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Company in Atlanta, Georgia. Some of her duties include but are not limited to: teacher training, professional development coordinator and facilitator, master and acting class presenter, director, producer, host of the Annual August Wilson Monologue Competition, and Director for the Theatre for Young Audiences program.
Engaging Students in Virtual LearningContains 2 Component(s), Includes Certificate Recorded On: 02/18/2021
Teaching for student engagement in a distance learning environment is a continuously evolving process. Join theatre educator Gai Laing Jones as she shares ideas for impact in this participatory webinar. Explore virtual learning through participation as Gai models strategies to help you identify best practices, create an ensemble based theatre classroom all while factoring in the importance of self care.
Teaching for student engagement in a distance learning environment is a continuously evolving process. Join theatre educator Gai Laing Jones as she shares ideas for impact in this participatory webinar.
Explore virtual learning through participation as Gai models strategies to help you identify best practices, create an ensemble based theatre classroom all while factoring in the importance of self care.
- Participants will reflect on their best practices for application for engagement and impact in distance learning.
- Participants will take part in ensemble Theatre experiences for immediate implementation.
- Participants will gather tips based on experience.
Length: 60 minutes
Gai Laing Jones
Author, Educator, Consultant
Gai Laing Jones is the author of Raising the Curtain, Activities for the Theatre Arts Classroom and is the founder of CaliforniaYouth in Theatre and Theatre Teachers Bootcamp. She taught Theatre at ElDorado High School for 34 years; upon her retirement, the Black Box Theater wasnamed The Gai Jones Theater. She hasserved on the boards of CETA and DTASC, past CA Thespians Chapter Director and is proud to serveon the EdTA Board of Directors as President. Gai is also a recipient of theEdTA President’s Award. Gai writesTheatre education books, directs, and is a guest artist and inspirationalspeaker at various conferences, an arts provider, and is a SAG/AFTRA member.
Culturally Inclusive Teaching: Creating an Action PlanContains 2 Component(s), Includes Certificate
Identify steps a teacher can take to unpack their own practice and re-think their curriculum and methods.
In this ninety minute session you will work with Joshua Rashon Streeter to learn how to create a plan of action to guide culturally inclusive teaching in your classroom.
- Define culturally responsive pedagogy and describe its primary characteristics.
- Identify areas of growth and reflection in relation to culturally responsive pedagogy.
- Explain shifts in practice that would support culturally responsive teaching in the theatre classroom or rehearsal room.
Length: 90 minutes
Joshua Rashon Streeter
Associate School Director, Assistant Professor of Theatre: Theatre Education - James Madison University
Joshua Rashon Streeter is a drama/theatre educator and director. His scholarship analyzes the pedagogies used in rehearsals and classrooms and considers the relationship between process and product in a creative experience. He was named the 2015 Winifred Ward Scholar from the American Alliance for Theatre and Education (AATE). Joshua was one of the twelve writers for the National Theatre Standards and has worked as a consultant for numerous state departments of education.
Joshua's teaching primarily focuses on pre-service and in-service education in K-12 schools, Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA), musical theatre, and arts integration. He has created and facilitated workshops across the nation, including the American Alliance for Theatre and Education National Conference, Educational Theatre Association National Conference, Woodruff Arts Center Educator Conference, NYU Forum on Educational Theatre, National Association for the Education of Young Children National Conference, Tennessee Arts Academy, and Drama for Schools Summer Institute. As a professional theatre-maker, Joshua is a writer, director, and dramaturg. Currently, Joshua is developing new works with his two collaborators, Ryan Laney (in musical theatre) and Becca Drew Ramsay (in Theatre for the Very Young).
Joshua is a proud graduate of Millikin University (BA), Emerson College (MA), and the University of Texas at Austin (MFA).
Teaching Radio Theatre: Creating an Old Time Radio DramaContains 2 Component(s), Includes Certificate
Larry Groebe, founder of the Generic Radio Workshop, has been recreating old time radio for nearly 40 years. This year he turned to the Zoom app to create Project Audion, which has produced video-augmented radio shows using voice actors from across the country. Join Larry and learn how he did it!
Teaching radio drama makes a virtue of necessity while also opening new possibilities. It’s ideally suited for working remotely. It’s budget-friendly, requiring no sets and few, if any, licensing fees. Blending vintage scripts and production methods with modern technologies broadens the educational possibilities. And at the core, by minimizing (or removing) the video, we encourage both students and audience to reactivate their imagination in ways they rarely do anymore. A radio show puts limits on what you can do, but it also removes limits at the same time. Students don’t have to look the part - they just have to sound the part. If you want to to make a superhero fly, on the radio you can do it easily and on budget. It just takes a good imagination. In short, it’s a real ear-opener.
- Explore some of the reasons for creating radio drama guidelines for a respectful discovering of students' passions.
- Learn about easily available resources.
- Understand best practice for re-creating old style radio, from script selection to sound effects to technologies that make it possible.
Length: 60 minutes
Founder, Generic Radio Workshop
Generic Radio Workshop
Larry Groebe is a founder of the Generic Radio Workshop, Texasʼ oldest established audio theater troupe. He’s the maintainer of the internet's largest online repository of old time radio scripts - genericradio.com. He has by now produced audio dramas and portrayed vintage radio roles both in-person and online for considerably longer than the Golden Age of Radio actually existed. When Covid prevented in-person live radio plays, he created "Project Audion", online vintage radio dramas performed collaboratively by actors from audio theatre groups in different parts of the country. By day Larry is a creative director and Internet developer for a Dallas communications company.
"Stage the Change" - Social Justice Through a Playwriting Based CurriculumContains 2 Component(s), Includes Certificate Recorded On: 12/08/2020
Ruthie Pincus, Executive Director of Stage the Change, will provide a collection of strategies to lead your students to identify their passions and use their arts voices to create work that makes a difference in their community. This work engages students in a personal way and helps to develop them as empathetic engaged global citizens and artists, eventually becoming artists who understand the power of their young "arts voices."
Engage your students "arts voices" by using a "playwriting based" theatre curriculum to Stage a Change in the classroom. In this webinar you will learn a collection of strategies to lead your students' to identify their passions and use their arts voices to create work that makes a difference in their community. This work engages students in a personal way and helps to develop them as empathetic engaged global citizens and artists, eventually becoming artists who understand the power of their young "arts voices."
- Explore some guidelines to a respectful discovering of students' passions.
- Explore a pathway to begin students on a playwriting journey
- Understand methods using this work to give your theatre program a more prominent place in your community
Length: 60 minutes
Executive Director - Stage the Change
Ruthie Pincus, Executive Director - Stage the Change, the Arts as a SocialVoice is an award winning high school Theatre teacher at Hauppauge HighSchool on Long Island, New York. Ruthie came to teaching as a professionalactress and director and holds degrees from Michigan State University and StonyBrook University. For the past 21 years she has been teaching theatre andenabling her students to create original theatre pieces based on issues such ashuman rights, celebrating diversity, equality and kindness. By creating thenon-profit Stage the Change, Inc. Ruthie has taken her cause beyond the wallsof her own high school, with her mission of enabling other schools to teachtheir students to use their "theatre voices" to change their world.Ms. Pincus has been published in EDTA’s Teaching Theatre and Stage the Changehas been featured in various teaching journals including Harvard UsableKnowledge. As she continues to teach and empower other students andteachers, her goal is to help to create global citizens among our students andallow them and the communities that support them, to understand the power oftheatre and all of the arts in our educational systems and beyond.
The Business of TheatreContains 32 Component(s), Includes Certificate Recorded On: 09/28/2020
Learn to tap into effective business practices to ensure sustainability and make your job easier.
One of the most important, but least addressed topics in K – 12 theatre education is the “business of theatre”—producing, marketing, managing, administration, and associated activities. School theatre programs are often without the expertise of a designated producer or general manager, usually the overall financial and managerial functions for a production, a season or an ongoing program, fall to the theatre educator in charge, often with very little support. In response to this need, with the support of a grant from the MackIntosh Foundation, the Educational Theatre Association (EdTA), offers this three part course combining video testimonials and tips from the field with real life scenarios from educators, artistic directors, Broadway producers and more.
Theatre Educator Evaluation Workbook CourseContains 10 Component(s), Includes Certificate
This course explores the 2016 Theatre Educator Evaluation Workbook, a guide designed to help teachers align their practice to the best frameworks for teaching and to help supervisors efficiently and effectively evaluate the ongoing improvement of the professional theatre educators with whom they work.
The EdTA Theatre Educator Evaluation Workbook Course was created to provide a helpful tool for teachers or administrators interested in using the Theatre Educator Evaluation workbook as a guide for teacher professional development and growth.
This course is divided into two video-based sections. The first section introduces the workbook and explains its structure and components. The second section brings the workbook to life through video interviews between a theatre educator and an administrator in which the teacher demonstrates and reflects on evidence of distinguished performance. These rich video interviews illustrate excellence in teaching specific to theatre in the commonly recognized four domains of practice: Planning & Preparation; Maintenance of a Productive Classroom Environment; Instructional Practice; and Contributions to School or District.
The Theatre Educator Evaluation Workbook Course provides straightforward, step-by- step guidance for getting the most out of the workbook, with the ultimate goal of helping theatre teachers and theatre programs provide students with the best opportunity to learn and grow in their theatre knowledge and skill. Teachers and administrators are encouraged to use it to explore the workbook as a resource for personal reflection and improvement.